With Raindance fostering and promoting UK independent film, Raindance team have once again revealed a terrific line-up for the In-Competition UK feature titles.
After receiving a record breaking number of submissions, five films have been carefully selected and now nominated for the Best UK Feature, including: In Another Life, Stooge, The Dark Mile, Edie and Isolani with many of them getting their premiere at Raindance.
In Another Life – Jason Wingard – World Premiere
Adnan and his wife Bana are forced to flee war-torn Syria to try and find safety in the UK. They are separated in France and Adnan is now trapped facing the struggles in the Calais Jungle, with cruel living conditions, traffickers and police, Adnan begins to fight to be reunited with his wife. This film combines documentary footage and real-life interviews with a dramatic narrative.
Starring: Murdar Annara, Elie Haddad, Toyah Frantzen, Yousef Jubeh
Stooge – Madeleine Farley – World Premiere
This feature documentary follows Iggy Pop’s number one fan, Robert Pargitar. During the three years leading up to his 50th birthday, he attempts to track down his idol in a final absolution. Robert travels around the world in search of redemption after struggling with addiction and celebrating the communal lust that is Rock ‘n roll.
Starring: Robert Pargiter, Pete Thellusson, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Steve Mackay
The Dark Mile – Gary Love – UK Premiere
The Dark Mile is a psychological thriller that follows a London couple that decides to take a sailing trip up to the highlands after a personal tragedy. However, during their trip they begin to be tormented by a black industrial barge that follows them, sinking them into a trip of horror and jeopardy from all angles.
Starring: Rebecca Calder, Deirdre Mullins, Finlay MacMillan, Paul Brannigan, Sheila Hancock
Edie – Simon Hunter
Edith Moore (Edie) is a bitter, bad-tempered woman in her eighties. After the death of her husband Edie’s relationship with her daughter worsens as she wants to but her mother into a retirement home, however Edie believes she can do fine on her own. When Edie was married her father planned for them to go on a climbing trip in the Scottish Highlands, conversely her controlling husband made her stay at home instead. Edie decides now is the time to go on the trip herself, alone.
Starring: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson, Wendy Morgan
Isolani – R. Paul Wilson – World Premiere
A young single mother witnesses a brutal murder and becomes a pawn in a deadly game of deception. She must outwit a determined prosecutor, a corrupt detective and an eager killer in order to start a new life.
Starring: Kate McLaughlin, Catriona Evans, Jim Sweeney, Gianni Capaldi, Atta Yaqub
The winner will receive $10,000 CDN in-kind in audio/video post production services at Urban Post Production INC. – who have won multiple awards for their post production work.
The UK feature films will be screened at the Raindance Film Festival from the 20th of September to the 1st of October, alongside other categories.